"Madison" is a color lithograph, created in 1973 by American printmaker Deborah Remington (1930-2010). It is pencil signed and editioned VI/VII (from the Roman numeral edition) and is on a calendered Rives BFK wove paper, measuring 28-3/4 x 26-1/2". The reference is Tamarind 73-234.
"Madison" refers to Madison, Wisconsin. Remington worked with Master Printer Judith Solodkin at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico to print this work, a lithographic technical masterpiece, requiring 12 separate printings. She remarked about her imagery: "My work concerns the paradoxes of visual perception, the enigmas and quirks, and how it all forms the basis for our realities. The impact, excitement, and energies created by incongruity, juxtaposition, and opposites all interest me. The images are couched in paradoxical terms and must challenge the mind's eye, must invoke opposites and hold them in tension. The work at times seems to refer to something in reality, but then the reference is denied."
Deborah Remington, painter, printmaker and teacher, was born in Haddonfield, New Jersey in 1930. Following her graduation from Pasadena High, she enrolled at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, studying with Clyfford Still, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Hassel Smith. She was introduced to printmaking by James Budd Dixon and Nathan Oliveira, and began showing with the Bay Area Printmakers Society. She was the only female founder of the Six Gallery, which became a nexus for the emerging beat culture.
After earning her BFA in 1955, Remington traveled throughout Asia. She returned to California in 1959 and began her teaching career at the California School of Fine Arts. She also taught at University of California Davis and San Francisco State before moving to New York in 1965, where she became an adjunct professor at the Cooper Union. Remington was awarded an NEA grant and a Guggenheim fellowship and was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1999.